Byrd Masses (d. 1623)

13Compiled by Jerome F. Weber

This discography of Byrd’s Masses has existed as a working list for many years. It has been completed using the recordings and other sources of information for recordings not available. It has been refreshed from the original records and newly reformatted to match the Du Fay and Josquin des Prez discographies previously posted on this website. Timothy Day’s A Discography of Tudor Church Music (British Library, 1989) provided valuable information. Michael Gray’s website,, has provided additional details.


The recordings of each work are arranged chronologically, citing conductor, ensemble, date of recording if known, and timing if available; then the format of the recording (ac, 78, 45, 33, LP, MC, CD, SACD, DVD), the label, and the issue number(s).


Additions and corrections may be conveyed to the compiler for inclusion in a revised version of the work. Go to and click on ‘contact us’. A scan of a CD booklet that provides needed data would be invaluable.

January 2019

PMMS Byrd Masses (opens pdf)


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